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Re: Bits from the Release Team - Kicking off Wheezy

On Sun, 01 May 2011, Andreas Barth wrote:
> * Raphael Hertzog (hertzog@debian.org) [110501 08:41]:
> > Fixing RC bugs in testing and getting new upstream versions that are
> > ready in testing is not a burden for developers, it's what we're
> > supposed to do to ensure we can release as quickly as possible.
> Who is the "we" you are speaking about here? Does that "we" have
> enough man power to do that?

We = developers/maintainers/Debian as a whole

It seemed obvious to me.

I understand members of the release team feel particularly responsible to
do various release-critical tasks that should have been done by the
maintainers but haven't (for various reasons). And I guess that's the
reason of your remark.

But that's not scalable ultimately. So I think it's a good move to say
we support testing and we expect every maintainer to take care of their
packages there (as opposed to the current situation where too much of that
work is left in the hands of the release team).

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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